By Eva Maria Kolmann

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev deplores the violation of the rights of the Catholic church in Belarus. In a document that has been made available to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), he calls for the signing of a concordat between the Belarus state and the Catholic church, a pact that has been in the making for many years, but has yet to be signed. “Without a concordat of this kind in place, the church in the Republic of Belarus cannot completely fulfil its mission as it does in other countries,” he explained. The church is not demanding “any privileges, but an acknowledgement of its rights in order to be able to adequately carry out its work.”  

By John Newton

BURMA (MYANMAR)’S most senior Catholic bishop has expressed support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi – despite the international community’s widespread criticism of her response to the country’s Rohingya crisis. 

By John Newton

CHURCH leaders in northern Iraq have issued a stark warning that the crisis triggered by last week’s Kurdistan independence referendum could endanger the region’s Christian presence.  

“We are trying to disarm both heart and mind”
Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui on the power of the religions to unite people in the fight against the civil war in Central Africa – “To join together like good honey”  

Pope’s top minister thanks ACN for helping faithful ‘endure’ persecution 

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